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Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Solá Solé 1964: pl. VI/1
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Measure of letters3.5
Chronology
PeriodC. Conjectural
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  [ʾws¹l]t Rfs²n bn ʾʿyn [hqny s²ym-h—
   2  mw ]Tʾlb Rymm bʿl Trʿ[t ṣlm—
   3  n] ḥg-n wqh-hw b-ms¹ʾl-h[w ḥmd—
   4  m b]-ḏt ṣdq w-hwfyn Tʾlb [ʿbd-h]—
   5  w ʾws¹lt k-ys¹ʿdn-(h)w qny (b)[..]
   6  (ʾ)ḫwn b(r)w-hw Ns²ʾkrb bn [... ...]
   7  (b)-ms¹ʾl-hw w-ḥmd ʾws¹lt m[qm Tʾ—
   8  lb b]-ḏt ṣdq w-hwfyn-hw b-m[s¹ʾl-h]—
   9  (w) ḥg-n k-s²ft-hw w-l-ḏt yzʾn[ Tʾlb
  10  s¹]ʿd ʿbd-hw ʾws¹lt ʾwldm[ ʾḏkr]—
  11  m hnʾm w-ṣdq-hw b-kl ʾmlʾ s¹[tm—
  12  l]ʾn b-ʿm-hw w-l s¹ʿd-hmw wfy-hw [w-w—
  13  f]y ʾwld-hmw w-l gyb-hmw bn n[ḍʿ]
  14  w-ʿgr w-s²ṣyt s²nʾm w-l s¹ʿ[d-hmw
  15  ʾṯ]mrm hnʾm ʿdy ʾrḍ-h[mw
  16  w-ms²]ymt-hmw b-Tʾlb Rymm

Apparatus
9M. Höfner reads ks²ft-hw instead of ks²t-hw (1981: 40).

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [ʾws¹l]t Rfs²n, son of ʾʿyn, [dedicated to his Pa-
   2  tron] Tʾlb Rymm, Lord of Trʿt, [this statue],
   3  as He ordered in His oracle, [in praise
   4  because] Tʾlb bestowed and protected [His servant]
   5  ʾws¹lt, when He is granting him to acquire [… …]
   6  the alliance of his son Ns²ʾkrb, son of […]
   7  by His oracle; and ʾws¹lt gave praise to the m[ight of Tʾ-
   8  lb because] He had bestowed and protected (him) in [His oracle],
   9  as He promised him; and may [Tʾlb] to continue to
  10  grant His servant ʾws¹lt with healthy male children
  11  and to bestow him with the fulfillment of all that he asked
  12  from Him; may He grant them health for him [and
  13  he]alth for their children; and may He protect them from male[ficence],
  14  hostile acts and malice of any enemy; and may He gr[ant them]
  15  healthy crops in their land
  16  and] their fields. By Tʾlb Rymm.
Solá Solé 1964: 20-22Solá Solé, Josep M. 1964. Inschriften aus Riyām. Sammlung Eduard Glaser. 4. (Sitzungsberichte der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse, 243/4). Vienna: Böhlaus.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeArtefact » Base » Of statue with dedicatory inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteJabal Riyām
Ancient siteTrʿt
Geographical areaArḥab
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of Tʾlb Rymm
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Solá Solé 1964: 20-22, pl. VI/1Solá Solé, Josep M. 1964. Inschriften aus Riyām. Sammlung Eduard Glaser. 4. (Sitzungsberichte der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse, 243/4). Vienna: Böhlaus.
Höfner 1981: 40Höfner, Maria 1981. Sabäische Inschriften. (Letzte Folge). Sammlung Eduard Glaser. 14. (Sitzungsberichte der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse, 378). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.